- Common Name(s):
- Marsh blue violet
Seasons of Interest:
Bloom: Spring-Summer, April-June
Wildlife Value: Nectar from the flowers attract butterflies and bees. Members of the genus Viola support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Gonandrena) fragilis, Andrena (Gonandrena) integra, and Andrena (Gonandrena) platyparia.
Insects, Diseases and Other Problems: No serious insect or disease problems. No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to fungal leaf diseases. Watch for slugs and snails.
- Spring to early Summer
- 6-12 in.
- Heart-shaped basal leaves; leaf stalk longer than the leaves
- Violet flower with spurred lower lip; darker towards the center; long-stalked - growing higher than the leaves; hair on inside of side petals
- Damp to wet meadows, bogs
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2785